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Reference and Databases

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 General reference sources Databases A to ZSpanish reference sources Business research databasesLiterary reference resourcesNews reference sources Science and Health Reference sourcesReference sources for students

Home access may require your library card number.
      

A to Z: The USA

This database provides state information for student's state reports and for anyone seeking state demographics, educational institutions, maps, recipes of regional cuisine, downloadable images, and much more. 

Ancestry.com
Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse census records, birth, marriage, death records and more, from USA and other countries.

Available only at the library.

Associated Press News (EBSCO)
provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis.

Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
This database contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes. Database content includes more than 31,660 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; over 205,000 drawings and step-by-step photographs; approximately 75,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer; over 130,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules.

Biography Reference Center (EBSCO)
Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.


California Missions eBooks 
Popular books for children about all California Missions published by Follett in electronic format. eBooks can be viewed online or downloaded.

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)
The single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

EBSCO Host
Search the following databases: Biography Reference bank, MasterFILE Premier, MAS Ultra (High Schools), Middle Search Plus (Middle Schools, Primary Search (Elementary Schools), Newspaper Source Plus and more.

Encyclopedia of Associations (International, National and Regional) as part of GALE Directory Library

Foundation Directory Online 
FDO is the Foundation Center’s online database for nonprofits. It contains four files:  Search Grantmakers, Search Companies, Search Grants, Search 990s. The grantmakers file can be searched by field of interest, geographic focus, types of support and many other categories. The grants file can be searched by subject, recipient type, year authorized, types of support and more.
Available only at the Seaside Branch Library. Please ask at the Reference Desk if you would like to use this database. No need to make an appointment in advance. No remote access available. 

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
 
This is the Foundation Center’s online database for individuals. 
Available only at the Seaside Branch Library. Please ask at the Reference Desk if you would like to use this database. No need to make an appointment in advance. No remote access available.

Freegal Music Service
Downloadable music service with access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists.

GreenFILE (EBSCO)
This database offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.  

IndieFlix
gives you thousands of streaming movies from independent filmmakers from more than 50 countries and more than 2,000 film festivals worldwide.


JobScout
This is a free online learning platform that will teach you the basic Internet skills you need to find a job.

Kids search (EBSCO)
Easy to use interface for elementary schools to use EBSCO databases.

Learning Express Library
This is comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons—students and adult learners—succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO)
LISTA indexes more than 690 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. 

Master FILE Premier (EBSCO)
This database contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Contains PDF backfiles (as far back as 1975) for many key publications.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
For home access click here. Your password is your MCFL library card number.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc

OneClickDigital 
Downloadable eAudiobooks for your PC, iPod, PDA player and other devices

OverDrive
Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks for your PC, Kindle, NOOK, iPad and other devices.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (GALE)
A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Thomson Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and pod casts, and links to Websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards. 

Philanthropy In/Sight®
This is the interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers and researchers interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today. In/Sight combines the Foundation Center’s rich data on grantmakers and their grants with familiar Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy.
Available only at the Seaside Branch Library. Please ask at the Reference Desk if you would like to use this database. No need to make an appointment in advance. No remote access available.

ReferenceUSA (Business and Residential Database)

The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers or anyone wanting access to information on over 24 million businesses and 262 million consumers in an easy to search format.

Salem Health
An online reference source of medical information from Magill’s Medical Guide.

For home access click here. Your password is your MCFL library card number.

Salud en Español (EBSCO)
Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos.


Searchasaurus (EBSCO)
A full text database for elementary school research and reading.

Student Research Center (EBSCO)
The Student Research Center (SRC) is EBSCO's interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12. It provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools to easily obtain the information that they need from their EBSCO databases. Students can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.

TumbleBook Library 
Animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Virtual Reference Library (GALE)
A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. The following titles are available: Encyclopedia of American Industries; Encyclopedia of Management; History of World Trade Since 1450; Writers Directory; Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered History in America; Cities of the United States; Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook; Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World; Encyclopedia of Philosophy; World of Forensic Science.

Web News Harvester (EBSCO)
provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe.


World Book Encyclopedia Online
A
ccess tens of thousands of authoritative articles with photographs, illustrations, maps, primary sources and more.

Zinio
This is a multi-platform distribution service for digital magazines, with more than 5,500 magazines from a wide range of publishers. Full digital copies of your favorite magazines that can be viewed on your computer or mobile device.

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